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life of michael jackson and the question that still haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >>> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her turn on "dancing with the stars," she tells barbara walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of the women linked to the petraeus scandal. it's the latest bombshell. kelly is a family friend of petraeus and notified the fbi she was receiving threatening e-mails. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pep his biography, he l
-known congressman resigning today. jesse jackson, jr. after months of federal investigations, medical treatments and then a win on election day, today, an unexpected turn. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi tonight. >> reporter: once a political rising star, jesse jackson, jr. today called it quits, sending in a letter of resignation to house speaker john boehner. he wrote, "over the past several months as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish." the drama around jackson began this summer when the congressman disappeared for weeks. the public, even members of his staff, didn't know where he was. finally, in late july, the mayo clinic revealed jackson was being treated there for what was later diagnosed as bipolar disorder and depression. his famous father uncharacteristically quiet about the matter. >> the fact is, the congressman is under medical supervision and is right now regaining strength. >> reporter: jackson was released in september, then readmitted last month. his return to the clinic came amid reports that the congressman fac
you knew everything there was to know about michael jackson? think again. >> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. >> ann ♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me alone >>> look at that. >> i can do my michael now. come on. well, at one time michael jackson was the most popular man on the planet, and that came with an extraordinary dose of publicity. >> we're not going to leave him alone. >> no, no, we're not. >> but now three years after his death, a new book reveals michael's private struggles in unparalleled detail. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ thriller nights >> reporter: there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. that was probably the peak of celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations that you won't have heard be
:00 this morning. emergency responders found the body at jackson and alum rock the man had been hit by two vehicles. amy hollyfield is at the scene. >> reporter: police on the lookout asking for you to be too of a dark colored sedan with damage to the front. san jose police say the man was jaywalking in the dark, it was 6:00 in the morning, probably in the rain when he was hit. they don't know if the driver realized that he or she hit a person. >> very serious offense. again, there's always an explanation for what might or might not have happened. again, with the conditions, dark, low lighting, i'm not sure what the victim was wearing, those are things that we look at when we are investigating. >> reporter: that first car did leave the scene. then the man was hit a second time, this time by an suv. that driver is cooperating with police. this happened on alum rock avenue before jackson avenue, in front of the carl's jr. that had just opened. >> i'm scared, i feel like, i don't know, really scared. wow. >> reporter: the fact that someone died here and the driver didn't stop doesn't surprise many in
congressman jesse jackson jr. he's been out of sight for months, undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. and now there are revelations of another fight for the congressman, who is battling ethics violations by the federal government. pierre thomas has the latest from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. congressman jesse jackson jr. has been fighting to regain his mental health and return to public life. but this morning, he appears to be in a fight to stay out of jail. the son of civil rights icon jesse jackson was easily re-elected tuesday, with more than 60% of the vote. even though he dropped off the political scene months ago, to deal with bipolar depression. >> we're learning that congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois has been re-elected. >> reporter: but jackson is also the subject of multiple fbi investigations, involving allegations of misuse of campaign funds and influence peddling. sources familiar with the probe say he's now negotiating a possible guilty plea. >> the pressure is overwhelming when the fbi steps to you, particularly in a
% saying no. >> let's bring in for some analysis melinda jackson from san jose state university. talk about the propositions. everybody goes to the polls to vote for the presidential election. how important are the ballot initiatives in terms of driving the vote? >> they are important. some people feel like since california is a blue state your presidential vote doesn't matter much. we do get to vote directly on policy here. the propositions are quite important. we will probably have more of an affect on people's dielly lives in someways -- daily lives in someways. we are seeing skepticism from the voters about trusting government. i think the fact that prop 30 is so close is showing us that voters are not sure politicians will really use that money for what they say they will. if you ask them, do you want to raise taxes on the wealthy? do you want to increase funding for education? they say yes, absolutely. but then prop 30 comes along proposing to do just that and it is a close fight. >> they are skep staw cal. >> exactly. >> the death penalty one that was leading in the polls to repeal t
schools they are attractive. >>> lakers have new head coach, not phil jackson. the team announced before midnight that mike deanthony will be joining he previously coached the suns and nicks he replaces mike brown who the lakers fired five games into the season. he was chosen after negotiations with phil jackson broke down over the weekend. >>> san francisco police officer stops stolen vehicle what the driver did that had police swarming a construction site. [ inaudible ] .
rock avenue just before jackson avenue, in front of the carl's junior that just opened for business. >> i don't know. i feel scared really scared. it happens. wow. >> the fact someone died here, and the driver didn't stop didn't surprise many in the area. they say people seem to be getting more and more careless. >> nobody cares about anything around here. or life, or anything. it's like... nobody cares. the light, it doesn't matter,. >>tt#3 this is the second time this year a pedestrian was hit and killed in this area. >> elderly female was struck crossing going from jaj jackson across the street, i believe that was within the last couple months. >> that happened in sopt. these are long blocks out here and she, too, was crossing in the middle of the block. she wasn't in the crosswalk, she was crossing early in the morning at about 6:30. amy hollyfield, abc news. >> police released surveillance pictures for a man responsible for a grab and run theft at the game stop on ignacio valley road. he's described as a white man, sixty-three with short light brown or blond hair. the thief see
jesse jackson jr., who is currently being treated for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for using campaign funds for personal purchases. but jackson coasted to victory on tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite his absence on the campaign trail. >>> a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial test shows lois goodman's dna was not on the shattered cup in the home where her husband died. her attorney says it bolstered the claim that alan goodman fell down the stairs while holding that cup. >>> and chris stephens the late ambassador to libya was honored last night at an awards ceremony. secretary of state hillary clinton called stevens the best of what america embodied. she held hands with his sister, ann, as she accepted the humanitarian award she accepted on her brother's behalf. >>> we could see the new face of the bush political dynasty. george p. bush has filed papers in texas to run for office there. he is the son of former florida governor, jeb bush, the nephew
. >>> and there are new questions about the political future of democrat jesse jackson jr., who easily won re-election to his illinois house seat last week. jackson has left the mayo clinic for the second time with no word where he's going or when he might be back to work. he has been on medical leave since june for treatment of bipolar disorder. >>> a deadly plane crash is under investigation in jackson, mississippi. three people were onboard. they were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house tuesday night. the pilot reported an on-board emergency just after takeoff and radioed a request to return to the airport. a mother and son were in the house. but they escaped without any serious injuries. >>> and in new york, the head of the long island power authority is the latest casualty of superstorm sandy. michael hervey, the c.o.o. of lipa, resigned tuesday. the utility is being heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastating storm. thousands of customers still without power. >>> and hurricane sandy is dealing another blow to the people of new jersey in the form of
to oakland. sunday, palmer and raiders host the bengels. this game marks return of hugh jackson now an assistant, secondary coach. jackson let go. dareus hayward bay says jackson helped him grow. >> he believed in me. and he said he wanted to see if he's going to make a play and did he that. >> good game not about you. it's about two teams that are going to go out there to compete. >> raider nation, want to see your team thrive? e mail fan photos we'll post photos on our web site and then, show them on the air during raiders day on abc 7 which is december 6th here at 5:00 p.m. out fielder hunter pens earned nickname the reverend. the preaching rob obviously worked and spawned imitateors. mlb productions shot footage for annual world series film, which is on sale now. there is a sample of playeropax. >> this is a chance to make history. >> i want to play with you tomorrow. yes. >> that is really good. i want to see you and play with you. one more day. i don't care. >> i love this team and i want to be with you. >> this is what this is about. >> have big iz. >> abc 7 sports brought to
of reckless driving as she crashed her porche in the back of a dump truck. >> we're hearing that joe jackson is being treated at las vegas hospital. michael jackson's father is in good spirits and expected to be sent on home on friday. he has had several small strokes. it occurred twice before this. >> carolyn: they talk about the hobbit and "dancing with the stars" pro is going to take an acting gig. >> the hobbit, it doesn't hit theaters. but hit a world premiere in new zealand. peter jackson and other stars were there for the celebration. and the star talked about the film's title. >> it's an unexpected journey but for all of us it was extremely unexpected. >> it's an unexpected journey and arrives in theaters december 14. he may not have taken over the trophy but he will guest star on general hospital. check out these photos as boxing instructor. his regular is a regular on the drama. it airs on december 10. and starting to feel like christmas. the stars came out last night for the annual tree lightning concert in downtown los angeles. >> the turkey from thanksgiving has finally worn off
of davis and jackson streets. lisa drives to the spot and uses another i-phone to track down our thief. >> they are at the edge of the park. >> the map shows the phone inside the green area. >> it's right there. >> lisa heads for the park, but our thieves aren't there. >> so if we are here. >> maybe she's reading the map wrong? she gets help from a friend. >> they are on that side, right? >> yeah. >> so -- >> this is jackson. >> okay. >> now she thinks she's got them cornered. >> they should be right on this edge over here. >> lisa goes to the other end of the park. however, our thieves are not there either. >> they should be on davis and jackson, which is exactly where we are. and i was thinking they would be stand being right there but i don't see them. >> now she hits the button that makes the alarm go off from the stolen phone. however, she didn't hear any alarm. finally we get a little hint. the thieves are inside a coffee shop. now she's getting warm. she hits the alarm button again and this time it is heard. >> hello, look at that! it's ringing! >> she finds our phone inside the
-phone on the corner of davis and jackson streets. lisa drives to the spot and uses another i-phone to track down our thief. >> they are at the edge of the park. >> the map shows the phone inside the green area. >> it's right there. >> lisa heads for the park, but our thieves aren't there. >> so if we are here. >> maybe she's reading the map wrong? she gets help from a friend. >> they are on that side, right? >> yeah. >> so -- >> this is jackson. >> okay. >> now she thinks she's got them cornered. >> they should be right on this edge over here. >> lisa goes to the other end of the park. however, our thieves are not there either. >> they should be on davis and jackson, which is exactly where we are. and i was thinking they would be standing right there, but i don't see them. >> now she hits the button that makes the alarm go off from the stolen phone. however, she didn't hear any alarm. finally we get a little hint. the thieves are inside a coffee shop. now she's getting warm. she hits the alarm button again and this time it is heard. >> hello, look at that! it's ringing! >> she finds our phone inside
phone on the corner of davis and jackson street. lisa drives to the spot and uses another iphone to track down our thief. >> they are at the edge of the park. >> it shows the phone inside the green area. she heads to the park but our thieves aren't there. so wait. if we are here. >> maybe she is reading the map wrong? she gets help from a friend. >> they are that side. >> this is jackson. >> now she thinks she has got them cornered. >> now they should be right -- >> she goes to the other end of the park, however, our thieves are not there either. >> they should object davis and jackson which is exactly where we are. i was thinking they would be standing right there. >> now she hits the button which makes the alarm goes off on the stolen phone however she doesn't hear any alarm. finally we get a hint. they are inside a coffee shop. now she hits the alarm button again and this time -- >> hello. it is ringing. >> she finds our phone inside a coffee roaster but it required cheating. it's still a worthwhile app. realize the locator isn't all that precise. >> i was running around inside the park looking
headlined a yes on prop 30 rally at uc berkeley. here is abc 7 news analyst melinda jackson. >> usually you probably proposition tends to fail. >>> a key will be young voters. don't vote in larnl numbers so we'll have to see. stay with abc 7 news tomorrow night. you can get realtime results, the moment polls close at 8:00, at facebook.com and through twitter. of course abc news and abc 7 news will be working around the clock tomorrow. at 3:00 p.m. including live reports at 3:30 it's world news with diane sawyer. now, at 8:00 we'll be local you can get bay area results when we hit the air then, then abc news national coverage returns for prime time election at 8:30. then, we'll be back locally for a wrap up on abc 7 news at 11:00. it's a big night. >> for those of you who haven't voted, records were set around the bay take a look at san francisco bay. with a a beautiful shot from our camera. how hot did it get? >> sandhya rosa, 84 today, oakland 84 degrees. 79 at sfo. redwood city 84 degrees. let's take a look at month ofett field that is its high. it was 84 today, 90 in gilroy. this is a al
offering praise for his top advisers and his body man, garrett jackson. jackson often capturing and tweeting images of the governor during private moments. among them, a smiling romney backstage watching his wife address millions of americans from the republican national convention. and this weekend, romney sending a note to supporters, "this was more than just a campaign. this was a national movement," he wrote. he did not specifically reference his loss to the president, writing, "we still believe that better days are ahead." and in talking with my campaign sources over the weekend, even many of those closest to romney don't know what he'll do next. the romneys are expected to travel to their san diego home to spend time with family. many do expect romney's focus to include board work and his work with the morton church. >>> we turn tonight now to the major weather headline, and a huge cold front marching across the center of the nation, already dropping heavy snow in salt lake city and up to 48 inches in the utah mountains. and in kansas tonight, 50 reports of severe weather.
have a new coach and, no, it is not phil jackson. instead former knicks head coach mike dantoni will lead the lakers. jackson's asking price was a little too high. that's according to the "l.a. times." for the latest sports highlights we turn it over to our friends at espn news. >>> welcome to your sports update. i'm jorge andres. second to the last race of the season in nascar. this one at phoenix. near the end of the race, jeff gordon wrecked clint bowyer. after the two had made contact earlier in the race. both to the wall. a fight breaks out on pit road between both crew members. they had to be held back. final lap after the restart, kevin harvick coming to the finish line. danica patrick slowed on the track. harvick wins the race. multiple cars wreck. >>> to football, the battle of 7-1 teams. love vi smith and the bears taking on the texans. pregame ceremonies taking place. matt schaub to jennings. jennings with two picks in the game. the bears were tied with a field goal on the ensuing possession. brady to schaub. diving for the touchdown, he's got 11 straight games with a
, the lakers have a new head coach it is not phil jackson the team announced before midnight that mike deanthony will be joining the team he replaces brown who lakers fired after five games into the season. reports say the lakers chose deanthony after negotiations with phil jackson broke down over the weekend. >>> this morning nascar says it is too early to predict whether drivers or crewmembers will be suspended following the brought that broke out at the phoenix international raceway. even if you are not a racing fan you have to see this this happen yesterday, jeff gordon, bumps boyer on purpose that the crew -- [ unintelligible ] >>> judge judy is the toughwó t talking judge --. >> they said how could you have a website? i said i can talk and somebody else can did it. i learned now do the ipad which is friendly to a brain like mine. but i had never, i'm happy to say in myselfy years turned on a computer. >> is that good or wow! >> i'm alive! >> that's judge judy on katie at 3 p.m., right here on abc7. >>> 6:20 -- 6:26. =x >>> . >>> good morning it is monday november 12th. gorgeous
jackson. they stunned everybody including phil jackson. the pormer suns and knicks coach known for uptempo offense. running the tack in la what as well. he interviewed for the job over the phone. lakers management hasn't exmained why they chose limb but figured that money and control of personnel had a lot a brawl in phoenix yesterday moments after race ended jeff gordon fined $100,000 for whenqy. he crashed. they were going at it all day long for months. things heated up with two laps to go. the crew went after gordon. two sides battled it out in the pits. he lost ground and is upset. he had strong words about the driving. >> the double standard i just spent a week being bashed by drivers about racing hard in texas how i'm out of control. and i see that. that is all you can call that. these guys just tried to kill each other. and i get called and i see that. it just pisses me off. it's just ridiculous. they should be ashamed. >> that is got to be control before someone gets hurt. >> that is this edition of abc íÑç >> from the entire abc 7 news team, have a great night. >> see you at 9
michael jackson. >> diana ross introducing >> michael jackson here in 1984, an award winner year after year. here with clark before rehearsals for the show. the stars were connected to clark. gloria estefan and the dalmatian she gave to clark as a puppy. he brought the dog that year so estefan could see how much she'd grown. and tonight, after so many thank yous on that stage -- >> thank you very much. >> it's some year, huh? >> outrageous! >> reporter: tonight, they'll say thank you to dick clark. stevie wonder, who won 11 times -- >> thank you, everybody, very much. ♪ >> reporter: will perform again tonight, providing the soundtrack for a thank you to the man who gave the fans a say in which stars would win on that stage. the american music awards tonight right here on abc. good morning america first thing in the morning. i hope you have a happy and healthy thanksgiving week. good night. hing. good night. >> next as 6:00, details about an officer-involved shooting in san jose. >>> plus, fire crews on the scene of a two-alarm near san francisco. >>> it's one of the earliest starts e
misconduct, congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. jackson turned in his resignation letter citing his deteriorating health. he easily won re-election just days ago while still hospitalized for bipolar disorder. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> also this morning, the family of hector, macho co-macho is deciding whether or not the former boxing champ should be removed in life support. doctors said he was expected to survive after shot tuesday night in the face in puerto rico but the champ did take a sudden turn for the worse. the outlook is not good. >>> and in lighter news, an extremely talented young football star has become a major internet sensation. she is 9-year-old samantha gordon or sam, as she likes to be called, the only girl playing on her utah peewee football team. >> you may have heard this. the running back rushed for more than 2000 yards and 30 touchdowns. general mills put her face on a wheaties box. she explains what she likes best about playing football. >> being a girl out there and keep
of mental health issues and allegations of political misconduct, jesse jackson jr. is calling it quits. he turn in his resignation letter yesterday. he easily won re-election. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> new york city police have charged a door-to-door salesman with the murders of three brooklyn shopkeepers. they say 63-year-old salvatore barone was ready to kill again. police say the suspect's fingerprints were on the murder weapon. they have yet to determine his motive. >>> and more than two dozen homes damaged in the indianapolis explosion will have to be torn down because of safety concerns. four other houses hit by the blast are part of an active crime scene. investigators say the explosion was murder. but there so far have been no arrests. >>> this could go a long way toward your holiday shopping list. the powerball jackpot is $325 million after no winning tickets were drawn last night. two lucky buyers in georgia and new york did get all of the numbers except the powerball. they get 1 million bucks each. the next d
and updates. >>> after months of mental health issues and allegations of political misconduct, jesse jackson jr. is calling it quits. he turn in his resignation letter yesterday. he easily won re-election. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> new york city police have charged a door-to-door salesman with the murders of three brooklyn shopkeepers. they say 63-year-old salvatore barone was ready to kill again. police say the suspect's fingerprints were on the murder weapon. they have yet to determine his motive. >>> and more than two dozen homes damaged in the indianapolis explosion will have to be torn down because of safety concerns. four other houses hit by the blast are part of an active crime scene. investigators say the explosion was murder. but there so far have been no arrests. >>> this could go a long way toward your holiday shopping list. the powerball jackpot is $325 million after no winning tickets were drawn last night. two lucky buyers in georgia and new york did get all of the numbers except the powerball. they get 1 mi
a friend. >> that is the side right? >> yes. >> so this is jackson. >> they should be on this edge overu:+zx here. >> our thieves are not there, either. >> this should be on davis, jackson, where we are. and i don't see them. >> this button makes the alarm go off, however, she doesn't hear alarms. we get a little hint. the thieves inside of a coffee shop. now, she's getting warm. she hits alarm button again, this time, it's eureka. >> hello. look at that. it's ringing. she finds our phone inside of a coffee roaster, it required a little cheating. lisa says/zú% it's still a worth while app just realize locator isn't that precise. >> i was running around like a crazy person inside of the park looking for them. they were watching me cross the street from a coffee shop. find my iphone is a free app on your phone, though you do need to activate it.jríloz police say they let you wipe data off the phone so your identity won't be stolen with your phone. >> that is a useful tool. just ahead making a difference in a tough neighborhood. >> just seeking not a program but just a place to stay. >> n
houston to jackson, mississippi. showers and thunderstorms around new orleans, little rock, memphis and louisville. a chilly morning in daytona beach, jacksonville and tallahassee. lake-effect snow in michigan and update new york. >> mostly 30s in the midwest. 17 in fargo, 20 in minimal police. 70s in miami. >>> coming up, new york's transit system is still not 100% but commuters will see a big change today. >>> and cyber monday, millions of us logging on today and crooks will be, too. cybergangs. that's the new threat online but there are some ways we'll tell you about to protect yourself. >>> and taking it all over, a big show of selflessness from two nfl cheerleaders. >>> welcome back, everyone. as we mentioned earlier, the big weekend for shopping isn't over yet. today is cyber monday which has been the biggest day for online sales. but shoppers already put a record friday with more than $1 billion in purchases online. still comscore is predicting online sales of another 1.5 billion, with a 20% increase over last year. >>> and use of mobile devices was up for shopping this weeke
is san jose state university professor melinda jackson. is the research director for survey and policy research institute. the areas of interest are public opinions, civic engagement and political participation and melinda will be giving us analysis as returns come in. welcome. >> thank you. >> one of the closest-watched races is proposition 30, that is one of the tightest as well. what are your thoughts heading into this election? >> it's going to be a razor thin margin that could go either way. tolling shows 48% in favor, 44% against. with that 8% undecided so it's undecideds going to make the difference on this. it's also going to depend on turnout. group that's tend to favor prop 30 more, younger voters, latino voters also, groups don't always turn out in high numbers on election day. so turn out going to make a difference. >> what are your thoughts on prop 37? labeling of genetically engineered foods? >> prop 37 is going to be very close, initially there was majority support for prop 37, back in september polls showing over 60% in favor. there has been a lot of ads against 37 in t
jackson. next on night license. on night license. >> 7 news at 11:00 continues >> bay area laboratory has become the epi-center in the struggle to keep one step ahead of dangerous bugs. uc sf viral diagnostic and discovery center tracks virus ranging from the common to the deadly. >> the spike bind the cell and unable the virus to us enter cell. >>reporter: for l dr. charles chu the pickle shape object on the scins one more mysterious killer on every changing battle field. team recently helped identify the new virus which surfaced in the african nation of congo. he says it's relat relateed to rabies but produces symptoms similar to he boo bow bowl. >> there was a new virus from us a different family and it is actually what we call what we are dubbing the congo virus. >>reporter: the in the lab here researchers track viral outbreak from around the country and the world. in part to stay step ahead of the disease that could ultimately be heading our way. this year there has been no shortage of candidates. from new version of the virus in europe to west nile outbreak in texas to the s
it at the top of the show. a plane crashing into a neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, right into the house that is now in flames. a woman inside managed to escape just in time by jumping out the window. witnesses say they could hear the plane's engine sputtering in the moments before the crash. the three people onboard were killed. in the bitter irony, they were flying to a safety conference being held by the faa. >>> and two washington snowboarders are finally safe this morning, after two nights stranded on mt. rainier. the two got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and only a few crackers to eat. but after calling 911, they managed to build a snow cave and hunker down. >> you guys hunker together for a while? >> yes, we did. >> yeah. >> there was a little bit of spooning. >> not going to lie. >> a little bit of spooning to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays in the cave. >> the rescue teams fought their way through chest-high snow to bring them dry clothes and snow shoes for the trip down the mountain. >>> and the furor of the power outages asso
"pop news," shall we? good morning, everybody. we begin with michael jackson. fans will be so thankful this thanksgiving, a new documentary airing on abc this thursday night celebrating the 25th anniversary of michael jackson's chart-popping "bad" album. this is the very first look, right here right now, some of the scenes and footage that award-winning producer spike lee used to make the sound and also the tour that went along with it. it was pivotal in his career. the best music of jackson's career came from. in the style of a great pop song. you can catch the documentary 9:30 on abc thursday night. >> ooh. >> yeah, love michael jackson. >> my kids love that. they still watch that music video all the time. they would love to see that documentary. >>> big news in san francisco. city lawmakers will vote on business that would prohibit public nudity. a group of men who like to congregate in the buff. and a supervisor who represents where those men congregate. this name is scott wiener. and wiener's proposal would bake it illegal for anything over the age of 5 to get naked in public or u
experience for moviegoers. peter jackson shot at 48 frames per second instead of 24 to give the film what he says greater clarity and sense of realism. hobbit opens here december 14. >>> raiders' fans listen up we want to see your team pride, we invite you to send your pictures, with we are going to post those pictures and show them on air during raiders day here on abc7 that is december 6th when we broadcast the game live from the coliseum at 5 p.m.. >>> still ahead, final check on the storm that is moving through the bay area right now. >>> when you see weather like this picture we want to see it >> coming up on katie, magic johnson, kathy ireland and karim abdul jabbar. >> then at 4:00, the san francisco man charged with practicing medicine without a license back in court today, we'll hear from some of his victims. at 5 a good samaritan in the south bay comes to the rescue of two women and their puppy caught in a mobile home fire. those stories and more today. >>> still plenty of rain. one last look at where the rain is. >>> good morning. we are looking at heavy rain in hayward and fremon
of florida. we asked san jose state political scientist melinda jackson to sort it out. >> i tend to trust the data and the polls are showing that obama seems to be gaining in the last few days down to the election. >> reporter: jackson says the romney campaign has money to spend and they hope to use it to create a storyline that will swing late deciders. >> if they can create an impression that their candidate does have momentum at the end of the race they are hoping that will help them. >> reporter: the romney cam pin certainly does have the obama campaign reacting in minnesota and michigan and pennsylvania. the obama camp is spending a million dollars in advertising in the last week in states they thought were settled. finally, we would like to tell you about the latest push from our partners at fact check.org. they have been tracking the biggest whoppers from the both campaigns. go to abc 7 news.com an and we have a link to the fact check under our see it tv tab. >> always worth while. >>> automatic billing can be convenient certainly but if there is a mistake can t. can be a bit tough
melinda jackson. >> you are associate professor of political science at san jose state. what went wrong for romney in the states that were must-wins for him. >> the polls were right on this year. despite some skepticism about how well they would perform. the romney campaign did maintain until the end they thought they were going to win in the end those electoral college projections turned out to be right on. it wasn't that close. i think it was a good night for democrats. turnout helps democrats and the democratic ground game was a big fact for in that this year. >> the demographics of the democratic victory also important. is this something we are going to see as maybe future outcomes for races like this? >> yes, i think that's the other big story coming out of this. the demographics of the country are ranging -- are changing. we are a more diverse country particularly for young voters who are just entering the political system, the democrats have such an advantage among young voters we are seeing voter turnout is increasing among young voters. they still vote less than older voters bu
key and jackson in san jose. eastbound mckey shut or closed i should say,$r4 o westbound getting through. westbound dumbarton earlier accident at toll cleared, things should be picking up there as you make your way on the dumbarton bridge. >>> ahead, five things to know before you go. >>> abc7 morning news returns >>> live look at the san mateo bridge traffic slow no accidents on this bridge. certainly, there are a lot of issues on the roads this morning. sue tracking a lot of accidents because of the rain. that rain moving all around mike has one final check in a second. >>> five things to know before you go: number one, getaway day for many seeing slick roads, traffic moderate, riddled with problems like spin-outs and rollovers due to the slick, wet roads. >> number two, skies will be busy today for the holiday getaway, live look at sfo outside the terminal, looks like it is drying off a little, going to be busy. passengers packing in long lines inside as people fly out for the thanksgiving holiday. they aren't seeing weather delays they saw yesterday. faa having an issue with their we
:30 eastern time. >>> and three people are dead following a fiery plane crash in jackson, mississippi. all three were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house just after takeoff tuesday night. a mother and son escaped the burning home with minor injuries. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> and still no word on what caused a powerful explosion that leveled a neighborhood in indianapolis. two people were killed. five homes were destroyed in that blast. saturday night. dozens of other homes were damaged. investigators say there was no smell of gas before the explosion, but nothing has been ruled out. >>> a cheerleader for the orlando magic is hospitalized this morning after a stunt went horribly wrong. between the first and second quarter, jamie wood was on a teammate's shoulders when she fell and hit the ground hard. paramedics were so concerned they immediately put her in a neck brace. wood was able to wave to the crowd as she was taken away in a stretcher. the hardwood floor. the wave there's a good sign she's going to be okay. good to see. >> those girls
waiting for them. who knows. real quick, medical note, joe jackson, father of michael jackson, suffered a mild stroke in the hospital, recuperating. wish him well. now." in the hospital, recuperating. wish him well. [ female announcer ] he could be your soulmate. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. now." >> sleep is overrated. >>> you are watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ ♪ >> all right, time now to take a look back at the week that was. >>> all right. time now to take a look back at the week that was, and it was all about the benjamins, baby. >> from the crush of holiday shoppers to powerball fever to fears of a fiscal cliff. here's our "friday rewind." >> it's become pre-thank, black, small biz cyberweek. >> cyber monday is a big deal for us. it's real. it's not something made up for us to get some hype. >> free powerball tickets for the next drawing. >> it would be the best t
blocking lane of traffic fatal accident san jose alum rock jackson avoid that area flooding san francisco on the embarcadero slow from king to the ferry building. >>> the news ♪ >>> and a lot of people celebrating thanksgiving a little early out there. >> oh, my gosh. >> the champagne is already flowing, sort of. and we're listening to alicia keys, right now. we cannot wait to see her live on monday. she will be on "gma." for a special performance that's going to be great. you do not want to miss it. good morning, america. robin is at home recovering. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to be here. and great to be here with all of you. it's a gorgeous day, by the way. >> it is. >> it's so beautiful. >>> we have two boxes on our set that have been the talk of -- you know. >> it's a big decision, or so i'm told. do we shop tomorrow? or do we eat tomorrow? so, this is eating. okay? >> it is? >> this is shopping. so, are you going to go have your turkey? or buy your tv? >> i know this is follow-up-free. but why is your turkey so brown? >> that doesn't look healthy. >> that's smoke
. there is a clutch down the stretch. mark jackson believes his stronger bench play will be important this season. >> we're fortunate to have top notch guys coming in off the bench. i'll put our bench up against anyone's in the league. things they do well... they've been around. they know how to may. luxury to have those guys.. >> any hope they have of making a bowl game rests on a win tonight. friday night game against washington. it's a gold out. got the gold towels in the air. all that glitters is not gold. instead, it's a fumble. the huskies recover. that would lead to a touchdown run. right now they're in the second quarter, cal is trailing. cardinals coach making changes here. josh nunez started every game this season but offense has been sluggish. now saw hez hogan's mobility adds to the arsenal. went for a touchdown against cal, hogan will get 12-20 plays tomorrow. >> big thing for us is to get back into rhythm, running and9i throwing. there are things we do so well. we have to execute. we can get first downs and we've got to get our line 21 downs in the game. be good on third down. coll
loose and weird. it's over, right? no. vick, to his playmaker, desean jackson, 77 yards to the house. third career receiving touchdown 75 yards or longer. that's tied for the most in the nfl since 2008. next eagles drive, being pressured. will smith getting all sorts of i am legend on vick. the seventh saints sack. here's your dagger. brees to jimmy graham, who had 8 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. brees, 239 through the air with 2 scores. third quarter. last chance for vick. third and goal. off of the helmet. the ball is loose. and the saints have it. circle gets the square. andy reid is not happy. michael vick's not happy. >>> with regards to the streak on "monday night football," drew brees has 24 touchdowns in 8 monday night wins. i'm randy scott. have a good day. >> we needed it. >>> up next, "the pulse." an election day no-no in a couple of states. >>> and you can count on jimmy kimmel to find out how dishonest people can be when it comes to kimmel to find out how dishonest people can be when it comes to voting. plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% mo
, vic. >>> joining us with analysis is melinda jackson of san jose state. she is an associate professor of political science and research director for the survey and policy research institute at san jose state. >> her areas of interest are public opinion, civic engagement and political participation. she is also an expert in polling. let's talk about the polls. pretty much dead on accurate. no real surprises tonight at all, right? >> that's right. everything we have seen tonight was predicted by the polls. so despite some doubts that were raised in the last few weeks, the polls performed very well this year. >> what does that say about polling? is it an accurate process? >> the challenges have gotten much more severe in the last two years. fewer and fewer people are picking up the phone and answering these polls. more people have a cell phone and they are harder to reach. but the polling world is adapting to those changes, and as we can see we have a real election to compare it to and they were right on this year. >> it seemed like the obama campaign was really dialed into all of this.
. >>> sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. >>> a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. a chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports is going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way tha
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.wá at moves, carolyn. >> this is their second dance. to michael jackson's "dirty diana". i thought i'd show a clip from the dance because i thought you might like the ending. >> look away, look away. >> let's get to it. i'm over here, okay? this is sean to win in the closest boat ever. >> okay. we're taking notes. >> okay. >> concentration. >> still ahead, what county officials are going do to thank them. >> a big milestone. work now finished before the new eastern span opens next year. >> coming up at 5:00 thieves go trolling for package deliveries. a program to check on the house while you're away. >> iy[-ñ love her. >> school program being credited with helping a girl problem is this program could use]cy-e a lifeline. >>> bay bridge transfering the weight of the span off the scaffolding so now, it's holding itself up. >> this is more basic stuff. we have more. >> that cable has a lot riding on it this, section of the new bridge, in fact. starting on the east side, the cable draipz up, and over, the 525 foot tower then into the deck, looping around, back up and down again, anchoring into
area. jackson, oklahoma city, beautiful. denver, you're 74 degrees. it's gorgeous. as far as the temperatures go, the warm, sunny weather goes all the way to the south. orlando, 81 degrees. new orleans, 81. if you're lookin >> all of that weather was brought to you by toys "r" us. >> thank you, sam. >>> and coming up, the woman who punched out a predator. check this out. her martial arts training saved her from a 12-foot tiger shark. >>> and neighbors helping neighbors after the storm. we'll talk live to the enterprising 11-year-old who set up a lifeline for everyone around her. i put them in cookies, cereal, salads, and this is my famous cranberry baked brie. mmm, craisins make this so yummy. you double-dipped. i know -- it's so good. [ corbett ] the holidays seem to come sooner every year. luckily, walgreens is here to help, with our new happy and healthy magazine, full of great new items for a boost of happiness, tips for staying healthy and sweet holiday deals to stay one step ahead. or at least try to. look for your free copy in the sunday newspaper and in stores, rig
-- people like samuel l. jackson, anne hathaway, making the case for the president and trying to get out the vote, the youth vote. >> i'm back here with our powerhouse political team. we're going to be here tomorrow night all night long. i want to start with matt dowd on the electoral map, matt. which we can see on the floor right here to get a sense of each side's path to victory. jake tapper just mentioned the president's schedule for today. and that is his path for 270 electoral votes. wisconsin -- excuse me -- wisconsin, ohio, and iowa. that gets him to the 271 he needs even if mitt romney wins all the other battleground states. look at that right there. even if he wins nevada and colorado and north carolina, virginia, florida, new hampshire. he can't get there. >> that's the difficulty that the romney campaign is faced with, that mitt romney is faced with. the path of winning this electoral college is so tight, it's almost as if he has to draw an inside straight tomorrow in what's going to happen in the race. and he has to, in my view, if you take a look at ohio, florida and virgini
, called "untouchable, the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." nick watt sat down with randal sullivan. >> reporter: it's called "the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." despite his wealth, michael had only one credit card. >> in one case, a phone call where he's asking for $500,000. it was like a french fry bag and gave it to michael. that was an in joke of, i want you to supersize this order. >> reporter: and he wanted to be an actor. >> michael was tired of being a song and dance man. he didn't want to perform on stage from the time -- well, from the time of the history tour, which was 1995, '96. >> reporter: he wanted to play spider-man on film. and we he wanted to play willy wonka. he was not chosen for either role. he was desperate for true friendship. >> diana didn't want to be his friend? >> she didn't. you know, for lack of a better word, i think she was a little creeped out by him. >> reporter: after three years of research, sullivan, a hard journalist, was left with this. >> i developed a deep affection for michael that i didn't see coming
, made on good faith. and that attacks from her critics have been, quote, unfounded. >>> jesse jackson jr. is resigning after nearly 17 years in congress. he easily won re-election this month, despite his one-month-long hospitalization for bipolar disorder. he is also under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. in his resignation letter, jackson cited his health and acknowledged making mistakes. >>> and police in new york city believe they have captured a serial killer who had shopkeepers on-edge and was ready to kill again. this salesman carrying a beautiful bag murdered three brooklyn store owners since july. they say they found the murder weapon, a rifle, in that duffel bag. the victims were all middle eastern. but police have yet to discuss a motive. >>> new details about that explosion that tore apart a neighborhood in indianapolis this month, killing two people. authorities say at least 29 homes will have to be demolished. they're too damaged to be rebuilt. investigators believe the explosion was intentionally set and caused by natural gas. but they have not made any
and neck. witnesses say two men were arguing on the sidewalk on jackson street near columbus avenue around 6:15. one of the men pulled out a knife. the victim was conscious when he was taken away in an ambulance. still to come, black friday is passe. now it is on to cyber monday as millions head on-line. and a dramatic underwater rescue. how divers saved this gentle giant's life. and the questions surrounding a college with cal puss nationwide. the abc news investigation into the admi >>> the holiday week -- weekend is wrapping up, but retailers are ready for another shopping on slot. 247 million americans shopped this thanksgiving weekend. that's up 9% from last year. now the holiday shopping frenzy is moving from brick and mortar stores to the internet. lilian kim is live as we close in on cyber monday. hi, lilian. >> ama, union square has been a popular spot these past few days, but for shoppers it is now finding deals on-line. people went shopping in record numbers. total spending this thanksgiving weekend reached just over $59 billion. up almost 13% from last year. next up, cyber mond
two men were arguing on the sidewalk on jackson street near columbus avenue around 6:15. one of the men pulled out a knife. the victim was conscious when he was taken away in an ambulance. still to come, black friday is passe. now it is on to cyber monday as millions head on-line. and a dramatic underwater rescue. how divers saved this gentle giant's life. and the questions surrounding a college with cal puss nationwide. the abc news investigation into the admi [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi device
at that beautiful blue sky. what a way to start your weekend. 76 for tallahassee. 75 for jackson. nashville will make it to 73. slightly warmer on the backside of the high pressure system. now, we'll fly across the nation. you have all that snow in the mountain west, into parts of the northern dakotas. that's where things could become a little hairy on the roadways. now, i'll leave you with this, the big picture. >> this weather report has been brought to you by ensure. dan and bianna, here in the northeast, i mentioned it. it feels good. not as cold and not as stormy. >> finally. >> this is a rare time for you to enjoy no weather. she roots for the storms. >>> coming up here on "good morning america," these women may not go camping in the woods. but they are willing to live in tents for days to see the final "twilight days." >>> and adele answerers her critics. with the singer revealing the only two things that would make her lose weight. whatever it takes, get to sears veteran's day sale. get 50% off coats for the family. this 39 inch lcd tv for $279.99. and up to 50% off all mechanics to
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